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Wild (2014)

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A chronicle of one woman's one thousand one hundred mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.

Director:

Jean-Marc Vallée

Writers:

Nick Hornby (screenplay by), Cheryl Strayed (memoir "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail")
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 67 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Reese Witherspoon ... Cheryl
Laura Dern ... Bobbi
Thomas Sadoski ... Paul
Keene McRae ... Leif
Michiel Huisman ... Jonathan
W. Earl Brown ... Frank
Gaby Hoffmann ... Aimee
Kevin Rankin ... Greg
Brian Van Holt ... Ranger
Cliff De Young ... Ed
Mo McRae ... Jimmy Carter
Will Cuddy ... Josh
Leigh Parker ... Rick
Nick Eversman ... Richie
Ray Buckley ... Joe (as Ray Mist)
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Storyline

With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthen, and ultimately heals her. Written by Spencer Higham

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, drug use, and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Cheryl Strayed: As the woman who drops off Cheryl at the beginning of the film and wishes her good luck. See more »

Goofs

Cheryl is seen pumping water through a First Need water filter. The water in the bottle is hopelessly muddy and dirty, and she adds iodine to purify the water to make it drinkable. The filter shown will actually produce clean, clear and immediately-drinkable water, free of bacteria and protozoa, without any need for further sterilization, even from a very muddy source. It is good product placement, but a poor plot angle for the manufacturer. See more »

Quotes

Cheryl: [voiceover] What if I forgive myself? What if I was sorry? But if I could go back in time, I wouldn't do a single thing differently. What if I wanted to sleep with every single one of those men? What if heroin taught me something? What if all those things I did were the things that got me here? What if I was never redeemed? What if I already was?
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Crazy Credits

There are photos of the real Cheryl Strayed on her actual walk shown during the credits. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

The Air That I Breathe
Written by Albert Hammond & Mike Hazlewood
Performed by The Hollies
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd & Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Life as it is
23 April 2015 | by wdiegogarciaSee all my reviews

Realistic performance of Reese Witherspoon. An history about the life as it is. A movie to watch and review in your mind later. I like drama movies that you suffer as you are watching but give you things to think later, this is this type of movie. Wild is a one-character movie but the little pieces of the secondary characters are so well introduced that allows to introduce drama, fear, suspense and romanticism to the history. If I need to say something wrong about the movie is that in some passages there is lack of continuity and feels as if the movie was longer at the beginning and the director need to cut it to do it shorter.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Ashland, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$606,810, 7 December 2014

Gross USA:

$37,880,356

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,501,541
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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